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FILM: Museum Town
September 11 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm$9
This month’s Art on Film series title, MUSEUM TOWN, tells the story of a unique museum, the small town it calls home, and the power of art to transform a desolate post-industrial city.
In 2017, MASS MoCA became the largest museum for contemporary art in the world—but just three decades before, its vast brick buildings were the abandoned relics of a massive shuttered factory. MUSEUM TOWN traces the remarkable story of how a rural Massachusetts town went from economic collapse to art mecca.
Threaded with interviews of a diverse cast – a tattooed curator, a fabricator, former factory worker, and shopkeepers—the film also looks at the artistic process itself, tracking the work and ideas of celebrated artist Nick Cave as he creates his groundbreaking installation at MASS MoCA, UNTIL. Film is Not Rated.
Cash bar available.